If you're an existing tenant, another way to move is through what is known as a mutual exchange. This is where you swap your home with another of our tenants or a tenant of another housing association or council.
So, how does the process work?
1. Finding someone to swap with
HomeSwapper is a register of all tenants in the UK who are looking to swap home. To find someone to swap with, you'll need to sign up which you can do so by visiting www.homeswapper.co.uk.
We will approve your registration so long as:
When you find someone you want to swap with, make sure you find out as much as possible about the tenancy you would have and be sure to visit the property.
Please ensure you check and follow the latest government guidelines around the Coronavirus pandemic before arranging a visit.
It's important to remember you're accepting the property as it is, so be sure to check you're happy with everything, including the kitchen, bathroom etc.
2. Applying for a mutual exchange
Once we've approved your request and you've found someone who's agreed to swap home with you, you'll need to sign up to SwapTracker.
SwapTracker is part of the HomeSwapper service and provides an end-to-end digital service, where you can apply for a mutual exchange and keep track of the progress all in one place.
What are the benefits of SwapTracker?
A step by step guide to using SwapTracker can be found here.